Welcome to the Copyright Resource Center.

This page serves as a user-friendly repository of information for members to comply with the rules for submitting newspapers for registration with the Copyright Office and mandatory deposits with the Library of Congress. Please click on the buttons above to learn more and access useful resources. We will continue to update this page as the proposed rules for the transition from microfilm to PDF submissions become final and are implemented.


Who Must File

While Copyright Registration is voluntary, newspapers identified by the Library of Congress must submit mandatory deposits of circulations. A list of newspapers required to submit mandatory deposits can be found here.


We suggest bookmarking this page and revisiting it periodically as we update the page with new information, and to use as a reference.


Related Links:

Copyright Office Final Rule
Statement: Copyright Office Signs Final Rule Modernizing Newspaper Registration
The Library of Congress’ Transition to Digital Newspaper Records
Copyright Office Proposed Rule
News Media Alliance Comments on the NPRM (Dec. 6, 2017)

For questions or more information, please contact News Media Alliance VP, Public Policy, Danielle Coffey.